Spring Into Action: 7 Fun Ways to Get Active and Stay Safe

Mark Kaple

Mark Kaple

3 weeks ago
Spring Into Action: 7 Fun Ways to Get Active and Stay Safe
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Spring is in the air, meaning more than just blooming flowers and chirping birds. It's a natural nudge to shake off the winter blues and be more active.

Since your physical activity levels are likely starting to trend up, we are giving you a few fun ideas to boost your activity levels safely and effectively, without risking setbacks.

Embrace the Great Outdoors

#1 Trade the Treadmill for the Trail

As the weather warms, escape the gym and head outside. Explore nature with hikes, bike rides, or even a walk or jog around the park. Soaking up the sunshine not only boosts your vitamin D levels but also enhances your mood and motivation. 

#2 Turn Your Park Into Your Playground

Public parks offer many fitness opportunities. Utilize the equipment for bodyweight exercises, join a pick-up game of basketball, play a round of disc golf, or find an outdoor fitness class. 

Incorporate Seasonal Activities

#3 Get Active with Seasonal Sports

Participating in spring sports leagues like volleyball, softball, pickleball, or tennis is a fun and social way to get moving. You'll meet new people while engaging in friendly competition and getting some exercise. 

#4 Cultivate Your Green Thumb

Gardening is a surprisingly active hobby. Digging, planting, and tending to your garden provides a full-body workout while connecting you with nature.

Navigate The Changes 

#5 Spring Clean Your Activity Plan

Just like your home, your exercise routine might need a spring cleaning. Evaluate your current program, identify areas for improvement, and think about what new exercises or activities you'd like to add.  

#6 Don't Spring Forward Too Fast

Spring is an exciting time with longer days, better weather, and new opportunities. Don't take on too much too fast. Injuries from overuse and overtraining become more common in our clinics when people ramp activity up too fast. 

#7 Celebrate Your Progress

Track your progress and acknowledge your achievements, no matter how small. This will keep you motivated and focused on your goals. 

Spring is a season of growth. Let it be the catalyst for your own personal transformation. By embracing the outdoors, incorporating seasonal activities, and refreshing your routine, you can spring into action and experience the joy of a healthier and happier you. 

If you'd like someone to evaluate your current plan or develop a new one for you, we'd be happy to help! And, of course, we're always here for aches and pains from too much too soon or weekend warrior injuries from those spring sports. Schedule your complimentary assessment today!

Most insurance companies do not require a physician referral. 

With offices in Dresden and Heath, Rehab Associates proudly serves Newark and Zanesville vicinities.

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